In the world of fine wines, Amarone holds a distinguished place, renowned for its rich flavor profile and the meticulous process that goes into its making. At Wine Affairs, a premier wine distributor located in Upper West Side, Manhattan, NY, we're excited to share the artistry behind Amarone, featuring our exquisite selection from the Illasi Valley - the AMARONE Phanos and the Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG Riserva Plenum.
The secret to Amarone's intense and full-bodied flavor lies in the 'appassimento' technique. This process involves hand-picking the finest grapes - Corvina, Corvinone, and Rondinella - around mid-September, followed by carefully placing them in small crates. The grapes then undergo a significant drying phase in the 'fruttaio', a specialized facility that provides the perfect conditions for this crucial process. This technique concentrates the grapes' sugars and flavors, creating the foundation for Amarone's distinct taste.
After the drying phase, the grapes are subjected to roller crushing and destemming. The fermentation is controlled meticulously, followed by a prolonged maceration period. The aging process in oak barrels adds depth and complexity, refining the wine in the bottle before it reaches your glass.
Our featured Amarone wines boast a deep ruby red color, a spicy bouquet with hints of cooked red fruits, and a harmonious, full, and velvety taste. With an alcohol content of 15% to 16% vol, these wines are perfect for pairing with grilled and braised meats, game, mature and sharp cheeses, and even dark chocolate, making them excellent choices for a contemplative evening or a sumptuous dinner.
Partnership and Career Opportunities at Wine Affairs:
We at Wine Affairs are always looking to expand our horizons and invite wine distributors to partner with us. Our selection of Amarone represents the pinnacle of Italian winemaking, offering a unique opportunity to bring these esteemed wines to a wider audience. Additionally, we are seeking passionate wine enthusiasts and sales professionals to join our team. This is an exciting opportunity to delve into the world of fine wines and be a part of a dynamic and thriving wine distribution network.